You Can’t Cheat Death, but Funeral Preplanning Eases the Hardship

This article by Dawn Walton of the Globe and Mail, is just another example of the immense challenge facing the executor of today.

50% of people don’t have a will but only 9% have done any meaningful form of pre-planning for their funeral.

That means articulating the testator’s wishes and finding means to fund the funeral will be left to the executor 91% of the time. For most it’s a tough enough time dealing with our own grief and the grief of our friends and family members. It’s a difficult way to begin the new role, and one that only gets tougher from here on in.

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